About the Only things left for Brittnay Spencer to accomplish on the softball diamond are to win a state championship and earn first team all-state status.
The Ritchie County standout athlete has been showing her mettle in the Class AA division for nearly four years and after high school is complete the then ex-Rebel will continue her career playing softball for Glenville State College and head coach Rick Moore.
Spencer, who started at second base her first two years at Ritchie County and is expected to be back at shortstop again this spring, said inking her national letter-of-intent in the early signing period was something she really wanted to do.
Coming off a double-A state championship in volleyball, Spencer is currently playing basketball with her Rebel teammates. After that she’ll try to improve upon what was a very solid junior season for RCHS head softball coach Dave Mossor where the second team all-state pick, also was LKC player of the year, hit better than .500 with seven homers, 23 runs-batted-in and 15 stolen bases.
“She has all the tools to step in and fight for Freshman of the Year honors in our conference,” said coach Moore, who has been watching Spencer mature as a player since before she was a teenager.
“She comes from a great family and she’s a kid we’re happy to have in Glenville. I want her to get mentally prepared and you can never be fast enough.”
With a cumulative 3.75 GPA, Spencer said she plans to major in elementary education and hopefully teach at a level not above third grade.
“I’ve been working at this forever, my batting and everything,” Spencer said of hoping she’d get the chance to play softball in college, most likely second base.
“Coach Moore is a good guy and he makes you feel comfortable. I’ve always wanted to go to Glenville.”
During Spencer’s freshman year, the Rebels finished as state runner-up to Chapmanville. The past two years Ritchie County was ousted in the regional by Point Pleasant.
“Last year it was so frustrating because it was so close and we had everyone there that we needed,” Spencer said.
“We should be able to do it this year. We should goal the way (to state), if not win state.”
Although Spencer could’ve went to college for volleyball, she said softball is her first love and she just wants to go out on top.
“It would be amazing,” Spencer said of winning the state softball title this spring.
“I can still remember the feeling when we won in volleyball. It would just be great.
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